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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch *loef, from Old Dutch *luof, from Proto-Germanic *lōf-, from Proto-Indo-European *lāp-, *lēp-, *lep- (flat).

Although attested only very late, its origin in Old Dutch is relatively certain as Old French borrowed lof from it.

Cognate, with various inflectional variants, with Middle Low German lōf, Middle English lōf, Old Norse lófi, Gothic 𐌻𐍉𐍆𐌰 (lōfa). With a prefix also English glove, Old Norse glófi.

NounEdit

loef m (plural loeven, diminutive loefje n)

  1. luff, windward side of a sail or ship. (no plural)
  2. (obsolete) Originally, an obscure nautical device turned to change a sailing ship’s course.
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loef m, f (plural loeven, diminutive loefje n)

  1. (This sense might have a different etymology) A sawn-out cavity in one of two crossing pieces of wood in which the other locks
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Etymology 2Edit

Germanic, uncertain

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loef m, f (plural loeven, diminutive loefje n)

  1. A plump, ugly person
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